Fallout 76 Mole Miners Event Gets Extension Past Weekend

Bethesda also confirmed that a second Fallout 76 in-game event will start this Monday.


Bethesda Game Studios has unveiled two new Fallout 76 events that introduce new looting opportunities and in-game activities. One of these events is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The first event is a hunt for mole miners who have emerged from their underground chambers to scour the lands for loot. These mole miners can be found around the Ash Heap region, where you can encounter them all weekend long. The event was originally scheduled to end on May 25 but was later extended to May 27, and will now and at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET that day. However, that still only gives you a few days to take part. Don't miss your chance, as it won't be available once that deadline hits and the next event won't start for several more days.

During the event, you can hunt down and take out mole miners and loot their packs for a bunch of gear. Additionally, these packs--called Miner Pails--can be bought from Vendor bots around Appalachia. These Miner Pails can then be used to craft the same packs the mole miners strewn about the Ash Heap use, and you can either keep them for yourself or trade them to others.

The second event is the return of the Fasnacht Parade. From May 25 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET to June 2 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET, you can help the Protectrons in Helvetia set up for the seasonal event. After everything has been set, you will then be tasked with protecting the droids from enemies while they march around the town. Doing so rewards you with loot, and the more bots that are saved, the better the rewards will be. Bethesda said the event's decorations will appear an hour before it starts, and that the event itself will start an hour later and every hour after. Additionally, the studio said it implemented a variety of updates to the event, including balancing the robots, "significantly increasing" the drop rates for rare Fasnacht Masks, and more.

Man, these are some pretty off-putting masks.
Man, these are some pretty off-putting masks.

New Fallout 76 In-Game Events

Hunt For The Treasure Hunters:

  • Region: Ash Heap
  • Start: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET on Thursday, May 21
  • End: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET on Monday, May 25

Fasnacht Parade:

  • Region: Helvetia
  • Start: 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on Monday, May 25
  • End: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET on Tuesday, June 2

These new events come not long after Bethesda announced Fallout 76 Seasons, a series of free content updates that feature their own loot progressions. Seasons is Fallout 76's take on the Battle Pass-style system seen in a variety of live service games, from Apex Legends to Fortnite and beyond.

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